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How heavy is your spud bar?
« on: Feb 16, 2015, 12:03 PM »
I'm rather new to ice fishing and would like to start bringing a spud bar to check the ice.  I have a 5' digging bar, but it's darn heavy.  Before I build one out of black pipe or some other scrap, how heavy should I make it?  It seems like a lot of them are around 10 pounds.  Is a 2.5 inches broad chisel good?  I keep scrap steel around for building stuff.  I should be able to find an appropriate piece of pipe in my pile, so it's just my consumables/time that would go into building it.

I was reading that others have a t-handle to keep it from disappearing through the ice, so I may consider that.

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Re: How heavy is your spud bar?
« Reply #1 on: Feb 16, 2015, 12:06 PM »
Guess mine is around 10#, made from a car spring its about 2" wide, with a T handle on top !!

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Re: How heavy is your spud bar?
« Reply #2 on: Feb 16, 2015, 12:16 PM »
I may use a lawn mower blade, but I should have some leaf springs around somewhere too.

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Re: How heavy is your spud bar?
« Reply #3 on: Feb 16, 2015, 12:49 PM »
Mine is homemade and weighs 84 ounces.    ;)2
      

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Re: How heavy is your spud bar?
« Reply #4 on: Mar 08, 2015, 03:03 PM »
When I first read this, I thought it said spouse.....  HA HA HA HA HA HA
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Re: How heavy is your spud bar?
« Reply #5 on: Mar 08, 2015, 09:01 PM »
When I first read this, I thought it said spouse.....  HA HA HA HA HA HA

Hahaha.  I still need to dig through my (not so much) scrap metal pile and see if I what I have.

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Re: How heavy is your spud bar?
« Reply #6 on: Dec 01, 2016, 10:03 AM »
Mine is made out of 3/4 inch rebar.  Its 6' long with a tee handle and a large chisel point.  Works well and is probably only weighs 2 or 3 pounds.

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Re: How heavy is your spud bar?
« Reply #7 on: Dec 01, 2016, 11:36 AM »
Mine is made out of 3/4 inch rebar.  Its 6' long with a tee handle and a large chisel point.  Works well and is probably only weighs 2 or 3 pounds.

Hmm???   The new aluminum rebar?    lol        Scale calibration requested.     ;)2   ...


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Re: How heavy is your spud bar?
« Reply #8 on: Dec 01, 2016, 12:31 PM »
Mine is right around that 10lb mark as well.

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Re: How heavy is your spud bar?
« Reply #9 on: Dec 01, 2016, 08:23 PM »
I guess I should get off my lazy rear end and go make one already before the season starts here!  :)

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Re: How heavy is your spud bar?
« Reply #10 on: Dec 14, 2016, 09:06 PM »
I have the Eskimo Economy Redneck Chisel, it weighs 4 1/2 pounds, and it works great for checking the ice and reopening holes.  I don't use it to make holes, did that years ago and it sucks big time.

 

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